Worship

Worship

Sundays

8 a.m. – Rite I Holy Eucharist

Eucharist is the Greek word for thanksgiving. At the Eucharist we recall the story of salvation and then give thanks for Jesus’ gift of himself in the form of bread and wine as spiritual food for the baptized.  The 8:00 a.m. Eucharist is a traditional Rite I service that celebrates our English Roots.  Rite I uses classic Elizabethan-era English with a sermon but no hymns. It captures the reflective and meditative feel of the early morning.

10:15 a.m. –  Rite II Holy Eucharist with Choral Music

The Eucharist is structured around the actions of taking, blessing, breaking, and sharing the gifts of bread and wine as the body and blood of Christ. The 10:15 a.m. Eucharist is a beautiful and classic service with choral service in modern English. This is our main service and families are encouraged to attend.  You can choose to have your Children begin the service in Ascension Chapel, for a service is designed with kids in mind.  Children join the rest of the parish for the celebration of the table at Holy Communion.  Many portions of the service and hymns are sung, led by the parish choir. Anthems from the long choral tradition of Anglican Church music are often featured.

6:00 p.m. – Contemporary Rite II Service

The Eucharist is not just a reward for the pure and happy but is medicine for the hurting and broken.  This service happens in our side chapel and is a quieter and more contemplative way to end your Sunday in communion with God and others.  The service is unaccompanied by music and very simple.  Anointing for healing is available if desired.